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Post Info TOPIC: C2C, Monday, 3/13, shortcomings

~*Service Worker*~

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C2C, Monday, 3/13, shortcomings

The member takes a new approach to Step 7--instead of being tearful or too intense, the member suggests looking at shortcomings with a sense of humor.  Can we not laugh at ourselves, and stop taking ourselves so seriously?  Real change can come with a belly laugh.  If we can move out of our own way, we make room for our Higher Power.


Oh that was me--serious, intense, and I couldn't find humor in anything I did or didn't do.  It was such an unpleasant way to go through life.  That misery followed me long into adulthood.  Things began to change when I was blessed with a granddaughter--she began to teach me how to laugh, especially at myself.  And program came shortly after her birth, and it's been such a life changing experience.  I have given up being so serious and so intense.  I've been able to see humor in many things about myself.  It's such a relief. Grateful member always.  :)



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Thank you Lyne for your service, today's reading and wonderful ESH.

I do so agree that lightening up on most issues gives me a better sense of how not serious

everything really is! I always was the type of person that when something needed attention

it had to be taken care of immediately. I learned in Al-Anon how to slow it down and have a

bit of humor about all those issues that really were not so important. I am speaking about

just the daily occurrences and regular normal things that we all encounter all day. I would

push myself to get everything done and addressed and stress at the same time!! Al-Anon

has taught me so much about me and how to deal with just so many things besides dealing

with the 'A' in my life.


"Forgiveness doesn't excuse bad behavior, but it

does prevent bad behavior from destroying your heart". ~ unknown


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Good afternoon

I needed this reading today as I sit here with my neck all in tight knots and my back aching just from constant tension. There's nothing right in this moment to be so uptight about so I wish I could just allow myself to lighten up,relax and live a little.

I guess I can if I just choose to,even for a few minutes.

Have a good day

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